Diagnostics & Testing

Your Guide to Your Annual Wellness Visit

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In recent years, health care has been focused on pre­ven­tive med­i­cine. Pre­ven­tive med­i­cine empha­sizes the pro­mo­tion of a healthy lifestyle and proac­tive­ly mon­i­tor­ing for var­i­ous health con­di­tions includ­ing hyper­ten­sion, dia­betes or can­cers. To sup­port these efforts, most com­mer­cial insur­ance providers now cov­er the cost of an annu­al well­ness exam pro­vid­ed by an in-net­work provider*. Pre­ven­tive med­ical care is impor­tant because it pro­vides you and your care team with an oppor­tu­ni­ty to assess your cur­rent health, which can be use­ful for antic­i­pat­ing future health care needs.

Unraveling Cardiology

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The human heart is respon­si­ble for pump­ing blood and oxy­gen through­out your body, mak­ing it one of the most vital organs. It is com­prised of arter­ies, mus­cles and elec­tri­cal impuls­es that keep us healthy and mov­ing on a dai­ly basis. Due to its com­plex­i­ty and rela­tion­ship with oth­er organs in your body, there are a vari­ety of car­di­ol­o­gists who spe­cial­ize in dif­fer­ent func­tions of your car­diac system.

Q&A: Mammography Call-Backs

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You’ve fol­lowed your physician’s rec­om­men­da­tion and had your year­ly screen­ing mam­mo­gram per­formed, but then you get called back for addi­tion­al imag­ing. Nat­u­ral­ly your ini­tial reac­tion caus­es your blood pres­sure to spike…this is a test that detects breast can­cer after all. How­ev­er, only 10% of women called back for more tests are found to have breast can­cer accord­ing to the Amer­i­can Can­cer Soci­ety. Learn more about call-backs and why it might not nec­es­sar­i­ly be cancer.